2 Samuel Chapter 11
1 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.
2 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
11 And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.
21 Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez? why went ye nigh the wall? then say thou, Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.
25 Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it: and encourage thou him.
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2 Samuel Chapter 11 Bible commentary...
David's adultery. (1-5) He tries to conceal his crime. (6-13) Uriah murdered. (14-27)1-5 Observe the occasions of David's sin; what led to it. 1. Neglect of his business. He tarried at Jerusalem. When we are out of the way of our duty, we are in temptation. 2. Love of ease: idleness gives great advantage to the tempter. 3. A wandering eye. He had not, like Job, made a covenant with his eyes, or, at this time, he had forgotten it. And observe the steps of the sin. See how the way of sin is down-hill; when men begin to do evil, they cannot soon stop. Observe the aggravations of the sin. How could David rebuke or punish that in others, of which he was conscious that he himself was guilty?
6-13 Giving way to sin hardens the heart, and provokes the departure of the Holy Spirit. Robbing a man of his reason, is worse than robbing him of his money; and drawing him into sin, is worse than drawing him into any wordly trouble whatever.
14-27 Adulteries often occasion murders, and one wickedness is sought to be covered by another. The beginnings of sin are much to be dreaded; for who knows where they will end? Can a real believer ever tread this path? Can such a person be indeed a child of God? Though grace be not lost in such an awful case, the assurance and consolation of it must be suspended. All David's life, spirituality, and comfort in religion, we may be sure were lost. No man in such a case can have evidence to be satisfied that he is a believer. The higher a man's confidence is, who has sunk in wickedness, the greater his presumption and hypocrisy. Let not any one who resembles David in nothing but his transgressions, bolster up his confidence with this example. Let him follow David in his humiliation, repentance, and his other eminent graces, before he thinks himself only a backslider, and not a hypocrite. Let no opposer of the truth say, These are the fruits of faith! No; they are the effects of corrupt nature. Let us all watch against the beginnings of self-indulgence, and keep at the utmost distance from all evil. But with the Lord there is mercy and plenteous redemption. He will cast out no humble, penitent believer; nor will he suffer Satan to pluck his sheep out of his hand. Yet the Lord will recover his people, in such a way as will mark his abhorrence of their crimes, to hinder all who regard his word from abusing the encouragements of his mercy.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Daughter of Pastor Shaw's 2 Samuel Chapter 11 comment on 11/15/2014, 2:24pm...
First , I am so blessed to have found this website and have a chance to read the word and engage in conversation on interpertation of it. Second, The message at church on sunday was inrefernce to when we say sorry and forgive me... if we mean it from the heart or just speaking. Hence wha it appears David did whe he asked God forgiveness and to spare his sons life and take his. Also God can forgive and does when we are truelly asking and mean it. My thoughts are as follows for Joab.. he was not in the wrong he did as the King told him, this was David 's sin. Also, nothing about David 's lust for Bathsheba says Love... hence, lust. He did have an ideal mind, and should of been in battle and his lust drove him to sin. His sin caused death to several undeserving fellows and heartache to families, we can assume. However.. there vould be more stories inside that we are not aware of. Each man who passed may have sinned like David and ended up in that place.. we do not know.. Question, was Uriah staying in Davods house and not going home because they war or becuase he knew what David did and he was plotting.. battling right from wrong thoughts toward his wife and or David?
Beverly chaney's 2 Samuel Chapter 11 comment on 8/15/2014, 7:29pm...
to me its the matters of the heart,I don "t care what position your is in your, heart matter to God
Joseph Odongo's 2 Samuel Chapter 11 comment on 8/12/2014, 12:53am...
2 samuel 11 demonstrates to us that an idle mind is the devils workshop.If king David could have been in the war then I could have not seen Urias wife taking bath.We need to keep our spiritual man busy I also thank God for He is God of forgiveness.We learn that repentance is the key to forgiveness.
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